Nicole Kidman graces the cover of Vanity Fair's December issue, in which she opens up about her past and present relationships.
When asked about the unreal level of fame she endured during her marriage to Tom Cruise, which lasted from 1990 to 2001, Kidman tells the magazine: "There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you’re in that bubble, it’s very intoxicating, because it’s just the two of you. And there is only one other person that’s going through it. So it brings you very close, and it’s deeply romantic. I’m sure Brad and Angelina have that -- because there’s nobody else that understands it except that person who’s sleeping right next to you."
And after some two decades of being smack in the middle of the spotlight, the 46-year-old actress now lives in Nashville, TN, with her husband, Keith Urban, and their two daughters and couldn't be happier to be away from Hollywood.
"Having experienced extreme fame and now getting to a place where it’s not so dominating in my life, I’m always surprised when I go somewhere and people know who I am ... it jars me again, because [the kids] ask, ‘Why do they want a photo?’ and ‘Why is that person saying hello to you when you don’t know them?’ All of that stuff has to be explained to a five-year-old. So I see it through a different perspective."
Kidman also shines a light on how her relationship with Urban compares to the one she had with Cruise:
"[W]ith no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I’ve met my great love now. And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn’t want it for a while, because I didn’t want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up."